Marwane El Kharbili

Mar 8, 2008

Hala Gorani, Snow and Syria

Do you know Hala gorani? She is one of CNN's top journalists, always travellig around the world, making shock documentations, doing the news, and quite honestly I know she looks like a swede but is an arab (both her parents are Syrian, her name is a classical arabic name meaning "halo"), I still don't know where she lives. I got to know of Hala Gorani for the first time during the Israel-Hezbollah war in 2006. She covered it the whole summer.

Among other things, Hala Gorani has a program on CNN called inside the middle east.
This time, Hala Gorani was reporting on record snow falls in syria with meters of snow piled and a completely white city. This reminded me of the record snow falls in morocco two winters ago, where mountain roads were even closed for days.Well, this high-edge CNN journalist was taken as a target by passants with huge snow balls. During the outtakes at the end of the program, we could see that it took her quite some tries to get the introduction of one of the reports on film, because she was each time interrupted with snow balls arriving at light speed on her. The least I could say is that she got humour and she kept laughing at her spectators, eventually pursuing them herself. That was a very funny thing to see I can tell you :D

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